About Grace Warder
Grace joins the Maine Coast Semester team this fall as a Teaching Fellow. Although new to the Chewonki family, her love for teaching, community, and the environment make her a fitting addition.
A recent graduate of Maine’s own Bates College, Grace majored in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Human Culture. During her time at Bates, in addition to her Environmental Studies degree, Grace completed Bates’s specialized Teacher Education minor. Through this program, Grace had the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant in a variety of K-8 classrooms in Lewiston, Maine. As one of the most diverse school districts in Maine, Lewiston required a necessary breadth of classroom flexibility and personal connection with students.
The final year of her time at Bates was spent completing her teaching certification at Lewiston Middle School in an 8th grade Social Studies class. This certification has not only granted Grace a range of educational experience, but also a love for teaching and learning that led her to Chewonki.
Her love for adventure and the outdoors is shown through her role as a trip leader and coordinator of Bates’s Outdoor Orientation Program, a summer trip leader for Apogee Adventures, a student of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and her affinity for exploring the lakes and mountains of Maine.